This story, about a family of limnologists keeping records of a Siberian lake over a period of 60 years, has nothing to do with words, other than that it allows me to drop limnologist. But it’s a great story, if you enjoy science writing.
I’m sorry the posts have been so sporadic lately. I have two excuses. First, it turns out that if you constantly pester some companies, they hire you: last month I started working as developer at the New York Times. I’ve been obsessed with the Times since I learned to read, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Marc Andreessen notwithstanding I think the Times is going to weather the transition to digital and thrive, and I’m psyched to be a small part of that. It’s been a great gig so far, the sole downside being that it cuts into my Wordie time.
But I’m burying the lede: my wife and I had a beautiful and healthy baby daughter last Tuesday, so my attentions have been elsewhere. I’ll get back to blogging when things settle down. They do settle down, right?
“They do settle down, right?”
Not really, John. Little kids, little problems. Big kids, big problems.
Plus, you are now a member of the liberal media! If you’re a bad blogger, then I’m a bad Wordie, because I’ve been neglecting words in favor of life. Hopefully I’ll fix that soon.
WOW! NY Times and a new baby. Actually they don’t settle down until the “baby” moves out. And then they only “settle down”.